About the Center
Worcester State University’s Speech-Language-Hearing Center has served community members of all ages for more than 35 years. Housed in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department and located in the Ghosh Science and Technology Center, the Center is committed to providing an educational experience to graduate students in Speech-Language Pathology to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver high quality clinical services. The Center also serves to maximize the communicative competence of clients served by offering prevention, evaluation, and intervention services.
The Center is staffed by speech-language pathologists and audiologists who are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Diagnostics and intervention services are provided by graduate students who are supervised by the staff.
Individualized services are offered to people of all ages with communication disorders and differences in articulation, fluency, voice, language, and hearing, as well as to those who wish to reduce foreign accents. People with a variety of diagnoses including autism, cerebral palsy, brain injury, intellectual disability, and stroke are served.
The Center offers specialty programs, including those that enhance group interaction. For example, a functional communication group serves adults who have speech and language deficits secondary to stroke. Programs for children and teens who stutter are also available.
Referrals are accepted from any source. Fees for service are assessed. The Center schedule is based on the university's academic schedule. Typically, fall sessions run from late September through mid December. Spring sessions run from early February through early May. During the summer, a six week program is offered and runs from late June through early August.
The Center is committed to a policy of non-discrimination. Case managers and students are required to abide by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Code of Ethics to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of all clients served.
For more information regarding services offered, availability, and fees, please contact Center Director Ann T. Veneziano-Korzec, M.S., CCC-SLP, at 508-929-8055.
Speech-Language-Hearing Center Forms. To ensure that you are considered for the most appropriate service, please contact Ann Veneziano-Korzec before completing and mailing these forms. Thank you.